Tag: "paralyzed" at biology news
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...evice" is making it possible for people completely paralyzed
by Lou Gehrig's disease to communicate with the outside world. The disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, slowly robs patients of all motor control while leaving their minds intact. Patients often end up "locked in" to their bod...
Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease
...ontrol over his/her muscles, growing progressively paralyzed
- but remaining (disconcertingly) fully alert mentally. The originating mechanism of this deadly disease of deterioration - which has an enormous medico-social impact - remains obscure. At present, the disease is totally untreatable - causing many A...
Purdue research offers hope for canine, human spinal injuries
...ne by Dr. Peter Laverty and his colleagues, and on paralyzed
dogs at a partner institution, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, by neurologists Joan Coates and Robert Bergman. These efforts could mean relief for many dogs that are prone to spinal injury. "Certain dog breeds can easily inj...
$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities
... blind people with artificial vision and stimulate paralyzed
body parts and so disabled people could walk, talk...ystem, and implanted a Utah Electrode Array into a paralyzed
human patient for the first time in June 2004. The electrodes, which poke into the part of the brain...
...w how these antibodies cause heart cells to become paralyzed
and eventually die, according to a study in the January 3rd issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Autoantibodies had been implicated as a cause of congenital heart block in the past, but nobody knew how they were working. This study shows t...
Symbiotic bacteria protect hunting wasps from fungal infestation
...cine. Female beewolves provision their larvae with paralyzed
honeybees in brood cells in the soil. As part of this process, the researchers show, they use their antennae to deliver the symbiotic bacteria to the ceiling of the brood cell before finally closing off the cell. The larvae then take up the bacteria ...
Survivors to revisit the polio scare
...first effective treatment for patients so severely paralyzed
they couldn't breathe. First used in 1928 in an 8-year-old girl with polio at Children's Hospital Boston, it consisted of a tank made by a local tinsmith and a pair of vacuum cleaner blowers. As the machine breathed for her, the girl revived and late...
Monkeys adapt robot arm as their own
... future. If the brain was essentially static, then paralyzed
people would never be able to adapt to operate ext...in his laboratory is to develop devices that offer paralyzed
people fully functional artificial appendages. For example, he said, new experiments in his laborato...
Pediatric center to offer novel rehabilitation approach for spinal cord injury
...or Spinal Cord Injury Van Brooks, 17-year-old boy paralyzed
in Sept. 2004 during a football accident Joy Dobl...es have shown that function in individuals who are paralyzed
can actually be restored through patterned physical activity such as cycling or walking movements," ...
MIT develops 'Anklebot' for stroke patients
... the leg in a brace, to help improve movement of a paralyzed
ankle. Among other things, better balance and more efficient movement of the joint would help improve gait and prevent the falls that are common to stroke victims who have limited mobility. Other MIT collaborators presenting at ICORR are MIT affiliat...
Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function
...ll be, ultimately, to restore voluntary control of paralyzed
muscles. "We are very excited to combine Cyberkine...tigators to advance restorative rehabilitation for paralyzed
people. In addition, we are gratified that the NICHD has provided us the opportunity to develop our ...
Scientific institute founded by Jonas Salk to host meeting for polio survivors on Oct. 27
...e first vaccine against polio, a disease that once paralyzed
13,000 to 20,000 people nationwide each year, acco...ess. By the end of the summer, 27,000 people were paralyzed
and 9,000 dead. For the next 40 years, not a summer passed without an epidemic somewhere." Thanks ...
Hope for arthritis, heart attack, stroke relief found in unique 'acid active' receptor
...of arthritis sparing or reversing on the patient's paralyzed
side after stroke or nerve injury." Working with Burgess Christensen, the lead author of a new paper, and others at UTMB, the team studied the physiology of pain, inflammation and neuroimmune responses in various forms of arthritis, where the pH of j...
Rutgers' Wise Young named to Esquire's 'Best and Brightest of 2005'
...w vistas of hope for the quarter-million Americans paralyzed
by an injury to the spinal cord. Today, the dream of therapies that restore function and feeling is becoming a reality, and Young is leading the search for cures. He sees stem cell research as an extremely important pursuit that holds tremendous pro...
NJIT engineers use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy
...omputerized cable glove that helps them move their paralyzed
fingers. The repetitive motions and exercises will eventually retrain their brains so that the children will have better manual coordination, Foulds said. The HapticMaster could eventually become a common form of physical therapy for children with ce...
Ability to capture large prey may be origin of army ants' cooperative behavior
...lumn of hundreds of raiding army ants that quickly paralyzed
or killed it. That sighting, and another involving what turned out to be the same species of army ant feeding on the carcass of a snake, has led O'Donnell of the University of Washington and several colleagues to offer a new theory on the origin of c...
MIT researcher finds neuron growth in adult brain
...isease or spinal cord injury, such as the one that paralyzed
the late actor Christopher Reeve. "Knowing that neurons are able to grow in the adult brain gives us a chance to enhance the process and explore under what conditions -- genetic, sensory or other -- we can make that happen," said study co-author Ell...
Barbara Turnbull Award honours leading spinal cord researcher
... journalist and research activist who was shot and paralyzed
from the neck-down during a convenience store robbery in 1983 when she was 18. She has organized this Award to increase public awareness that over ten million Canadians are afflicted with neurological and psychiatric disorders....
Robotic joystick reveals how brain controls movement
... day is used routinely in rehabilitating partially paralyzed
stroke patients and those with other brain injuries. To test the need for time in mastering muscle control, the research team designed a simple and short task. Fourteen healthy human subjects were asked to hold onto a robot-controlled joystick and ke...
Neurons grown from embryonic stem cells restore function in paralyzed rats
...ect with muscles and partially restore function in paralyzed
animals. The study suggests that similar technique... The cells were transplanted into eight groups of paralyzed
rats. Each group received a different combination of treatments. Some groups received injections of ...